Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is an organization of politically active individuals working for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community in the city of Dallas and the state of Texas; the purpose of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is to:
1. Sensitize Democratic candidates and officeholders to the political needs of the LGBTQ+ community
2. Promote the Democratic Party's message of economic justice, equality, opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness for the LGBTQ+ community
3. Encourage participation by LGBTQ+ persons in the campaigns of Democratic candidates and at all levels of the Democratic Party
4. Facilitate the election of Democratic candidates to public office by maximizing Democratic turnout in the LGBTQ+ community
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is affiliated with our statewide organization, the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus, and our national organization, the National Stonewall Democrats. All members of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas are also members of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus as well as the National Stonewall Democrats. The "Stonewall Democrats" organization is the only "officially recognized " LGBTQ+ organization of the Texas Democratic Party. Our statewide President and Vice President also serve on the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC), which is the governing body of the Texas Democratic Party. While we are predominantly a LGBTQ+ organization, we have numerous allies who are members and support the mission of our organization. You do not have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to be a member of Stonewall Democrats. We enthusiastically embrace and appreciate all of our allies.
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas was conceived in October 1996 by local activists Christy Kinsler and Gary Fitzsimmons. They gathered a small group of receptive people including Michael Milliken, Bill Fry, Sunny Erwin, and Al Daniels who met in Michael Milliken's living room to form the organization in response to a high-profile donation from the Log Cabin Republicans in a local race. For the first few years, Stonewall Democrats was financed primarily from the incredible generosity of Michael Milliken to whom we owe tremendous gratitude for believing in the organization. So we dedicate this page in honor of Founder Michael Milliken without whom we would not have been able to become the successful and dynamic organization we are today. The Stonewall Democrats of Dallas has flourished and grown tremendously and are now well into our second decade... from a small handful of people to our current membership which numbers in the hundreds of members, including several locally elected officials. We are the single largest Democratic "club" in Dallas County and the third largest chapter of Stonewall Democrats in the United States. Please feel free to contact us or stop by and attend one of our monthly meetings for more information.